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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Graduation money lei for 2 challenges

At Rosie Dee's Challenge Blog Week #17 Rosie's challenge is to show and share your floral side. I used money folding flower and ribbons flowers with buttons..

This weeks challenge at Arty Girlz Challenge Blog is to use buttons on your creations, it must have at least 1 button on it. I used buttons in my flowers for the gradutaion money lei.

This was so much fun, my first time to make the money folding flower. I added the ribbon flower on top then attatched to the big ribbon. See the last photo for the whole lei.

This is the red ribbon flower, I learned this from my mother she was a dress making. She created pretty flowers from ribbons, buttons, laces and fabrics. I couldn't make as beautiful as hers. I sew a straight line on the other side and then pull the thread to form into circle then tied it and added the button on top.
This is the mini graduation cap that I made for the lei. I emptied the ribbon spool I took out the other side and then cover with black cardstock on the other side. I added the red stickles around it, red fibers and a crystal brad.
My friend asked me to make her a money lei. But I told her that I never made any lei before. But she beg me so for the very fisrt time I gave it a go. It's not too bad, I love how it turned out.
Thank you for looking!


Marie said...

OOoh! That is awesome! What a great project! I really love it!

Julie said...

This is fantastic Arlene!!

Thanks for joining in with out button challenge on Arty Girlz

Julie x

Julie said...

This is fantastic Arlene!!

Thanks for joining in with out button challenge on Arty Girlz

Julie x

crissi said...

Its beautiful Arlene.

Thanks for joining in with the Arty Girlz Button challenge.

crissi xx

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Rleen that is just fantastic! What a wonderful gift, you wouldn't want to take the gorgeousness apart to spend the money!

Thanks for joining in the challenge this week.

Take care

Allison said...

what a wonderful gift

Faye said...

Rleen, what a gorgeous piece of art. I am not familiar with the money lei. Yours is so beautiful. Very creative use of buttons.

Karen said...

Wow that is so lovely Rleen! XXX

Gez said...

Beautiful Rleen. What a clever idea to add the buttons. I just love the little red flowers they look so delicate. Well done. xxx

Rein said...

Fabulous piece!

Heather said...

Oh my goodnes Rleen it is amazing! Great idea!!!

JackieLou said...

hahaha Arlene you just calle dme Bona... heheheh. Thanks for visiting the pink artsie today.. pretty creation....

BettyBee said...

Rleen, you are a very talented lady!! I have really enjoyed visiting your blogs. I am leaving you a blog award for you!

Helena said...

Wow, what a fantastic way to give money, it is soo pretty!